Mar 082013
 

The 2013 Relay For Life of Second Life season is ready to launch. On Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 10am SLT, the Relay For Life Kickoff Celebration will be held on 4 special “kickoff” regions bordering the American Cancer Society Island.

More than 107 teams have pre-registered to participate in this year’s Relay For Life fundraising season in Second Life, but there is plenty of room for more. Anyone who has registered, or is interested in registering a team is encouraged to attend the Kickoff Celebration to learn more about this year’s Relay For Life season. If you are interested in learning more, contact Gem Sunkiller inworld, or you can join the Relay For Life Volunteers Group, or you can visit   Relay For Life of Second Life.

The 2013 Relay For Life of Second Life theme matches that of the American Cancer Society’s 2013 campaign: Celebrating 100 Years of Hope.

“2013 marks the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society. Our teams voted last year to use this as an opportunity to align with the organization to celebrate the many successes that we’ve had over the last 100 years of fighting cancer…and to re-commit ourselves to doing as much as we can to finish the fight,” says Stingray Raymaker, American Cancer Society Manager of Digital Platforms. Continue reading »

Jun 102011
 
50s Weekend Ad

50s Weekend RFL

5th Annual
BACK TO THE 50s WEEKEND!
Relay for Life of Second Life Multi-Team Event
June 10th-12th, 2011

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THANK YOU TO OUR SIM SPONSOR: RUN AROUND SUE’S!!!
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Thank you to Drive In sponsor Nexxus and Carnival Sponsor Lil’ Sugar Shack!

Sponsored by RunAround Sue’s, RFL Back To The 50’s

Get out those poodle skirts, bobby socks and saddle shoes or the leather jackets, cuffed jeans and don those ducktails, we’re headed back to the 50’s! It’s time for the 5th Annual Back to the 50’s Weekend for Relay for Life! It’s all happening June 10th, 11th and 12th, 2011.

The weekend begins with a Sock Hop and a Skating Party with some of SL’s excellent DJs. on June 10th, from 6-8 PM.

Saturday will see festivities all day long. The carnival opens at 9 am. Carnival rides, game booths, the mechanical bull (with a FABULOUS grand prize); kissing booth; Dunk Tank; carnival clowns and watch out for the Police who will be slamming all hooligans straight in the slammer. Send out a warrant and have them arrested Yep,they’ll have to bail their way out. The Classic Car Contest returns on Friday night, where you can vote over and over again for your favorites. Be sure and visit the Labyrinth, too.. who knows the fun twists and turns that could take? Saturday will end with another Sock Hop and Skating Party.

Be sure and shop our town shoppes and look for the special things selling especially for RFL, by some our RFL teams!

The fun continues all day Sunday, the 12th and ends with skating party at 6pm or a double feature at the drive-in movie theater from 6-9pm SLT.

It’s a jam-packed oldie, but goodie weekend.. and it’s all for Relay for Life!

Be There or Be Square!

Schedule of Team Events

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sock Hop
6pm-8pm SLT
Team: RFL Harmony of Hope
with DJ Mordred Lectar

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sock Hop
6pm-8pm
Team: Relay for Hope
with DJ bball Braveheart

Skating Party
6-8pm SLT
Team: Breeders Hope for Cure
with DJ Ronson Drucker

Dunk Tank
10am-3pm SLT
Team: Circle of Life

Dunk Tank
3pm-8pm SLT
Team: Dominion RFL of SL

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dunk Tank
10am-5pm SLT

Shayla Juran spins the 50’s
Live at the carnival
2pm-4pm

Skating Party
6-8pm SLT
Team: Heros for Life
with DJ NightWalker Galaxy

Sunday Night at the Drive-In
6pm-9pm SLT
Team: Passionate Redheads
Movies: Blue Hawaii & Viva Las Vegas

Events Covering All Three Days

Kissing Booth
Team: Marga-Relay-Ville Team

Raffle
Team: Aether Chrononauts

Classic Car Contest & Raffle
Team: Radicals for Life

Town Shoppes
Children’s Light
Remembering Our Friends Memorial Angels
Friends Fighting Cancer
Dandelions-N-Mudpuddles
Rays of Hope

May 232011
 
Prim Perfect Head Quarters

Prim Perfect Head Quarters

Prim Perfect

Saffia Widdershins is owner and editor of Prim Perfect. So what is Prim Perfect?

Prim Perfectis a magazine for Second Life homes and gardens – with lots of wonderful articles about buying or renting your home in Second life, finding the best designers, choosing your furniture, arranging it to best advantage, managing your prim count, landscaping your garden and learning the latest news from the world of interior design.

In addition, they visit the best communities and the most stunning landscapes of various kinds, all across Second Life. And periodically, they travel to other grids as well to see what is happening across the MetaVerse. In other words, there is something for everyone!

PrimGraph

Prim Graph

Whether you are setting up your very first home, hungry for the latest must-haves, or customizing the mansion of your dreams, Prim Perfect has something for you. For those who are prim addicts, there are articles on high-end high class designer furniture too. Each month they showcase the work of a specially chosen designer in an exciting and fascinating region.

New businesses will love their Pathfinder articles, where the best and most experienced content creators in Second Life mentor a group of start-up businesses and help establish them in the Second Life world. Established business can follow their Trailblazer program, which is organizing a series of seminars, workshops and merchant trials for small businesses seeking sustainability.

For all those who love, or need, low prim Design, there are their Linden Home features, where we look at top designers working to create Linden Home furnishings – and also at the different ways that their readers have chosen to furnish their Linden Homes! For land agents, builders, landscapers, and designers – Prim Perfect offers a way for them to reach their clients directly.

Prim Perfect May Magazine Cover

Prim Perfect May Magazine Cover

Prim Perfects advertising rates are very reasonable. In between issues, the PrimPerfect blog keeps you up-to-date with the latest news and gossip. You’ll find news about forthcoming issues – as well as general news, tips, and advice. There is also their very popular art column – Ekphrasis, reviewing art and artists in Second Life.

Many of the articles have a validity that goes well beyond the day of post – search the blog and see what a wealth of information Prim Perfect has to offer! You will see pages from Prim Perfect on the stands on the ground floor of their pavilion. If you would like to read more of an issue, click on that issue on the stand to receive your copy. Or visit their online archive.

Designing Worlds

Designing Worlds is the hit weekly show on design and designers in virtual worlds, brought to you by Prim Perfect Productions, the people behind Prim Perfect in co-production with treet.tv, the leading TV network in today’s virtual environments such as Second Life. From its roots as a “meta-makeover” show, the programme has developed into a magazine/factual format, adding interviews and visits to some of the most impressive locations in Second Life and other virtual environments.

The show goes out live in 720p High Definition every Monday at 2pm SLT/Pacific Time and is repeated through the week on the Treet Lifestyle channel. Shows can also be viewed on the Treet Designing Worlds and downloaded as podcasts via iTunes.

Designing Worlds is presented by Saffia Widdershins, the Editor of Prim Perfect Magazine, and Elrik Merlin of Radio Riel. You can see more on their Designing Worlds website.

We want to thank Saffia and Prim Perfect for being a proud sponsor, and so much more, of the 2011 SL Home & Garden Expo benefiting Relay For Life.

May 192011
 

All your home, garden, patio, and breedable needs!

This is a silent auction and runs through Sunday May 22, 2011

SL Home & Garden Auction

Arctic Greenhouse – L5000 Gift Card
Woodshed – Macrath Elven Tree House
HomeKraft – Indoor Rock Fountain
Sofia’s – Gothic Style Manor
Sculpties – for Baths, Sinks, and Fountains, Rocks, Trees and Landscaping
Houses For You – Gift Certificate – 1 Free House
Sculpties – for Beds, Including Round and Heart-Shaped Beds
Houses For You – Gift Certificate – 1 Free House
Sculpties – for Furniture Making and Building Structures
Houses For You – Gift Certificate – 1 Free House
Custom Animation – Pips Fetid of Sylva’s Animation Factory
Heart Homes – Mountain Cabin “Summer”
What Next -Norwegian Wood Living Room Auction Certificate
Insight Designs – Pick any three texture packs from Insight Designs
PRIME – Endless Love Bed
::STB:: – Mangrove of Love – Adult
Angel Beach – Turtle Cove House
Cozy Homes – Furnished Limited Edition Cozy Home Gift Certificate
Angel Beach – Tiki Gazebo DELUXE with Day/Night Sounds
Aphrodite – Pure Passion – Royal Bride
Stonewood – Coronado Living Room Set
Stonewood – Coronado Office Set
Stonewood – Coronado Dining Room Set
Stonewood – Coronado Bedroom Set
neXXus Rezzables – Egyptian Pyramid
Stonewood Homes – The Dakota
neXXus Rezzables – Roman Amphitheatre
neXXus Rezzables – Futuristic Glass House
neXXus Rezzables – Greek Amphitheatre
neXXus Holosphere – 512 meters Diameter.. OFF SIM 360 degree Panoramic Environment
C&D – Lady Diamond Easel Vanity Set – Black
C&D – Lady Diamond Easel Vanity Set – White
C&D – Clarity Modern Vanity- in Cream
C&D – Serenity Full Bathroom Set ( In Blossum) For RFL 2011 (limited ed)
Clarity – Modern Vanity- in Mahogany
Clarity – Modern Vanity- in Black
Invitation Station - Summer Magnolia Wedding Set
Maven Homes - Gift Certificate
True North - Water Dome Fountain
Home by JLZ – FP Couch Ensemble
Heron – Mahogany Collection Living Room
Home by JLZ – Urban Gray Skybox
Thistle Homes - The Wingtip Cottage
Sofia’s - Gothic Style Manor
Thistle Homes – The Chatham Cottage
Barefoot Home – GIft Certificate
Thistle Homes – Sweet Pea Cottage
Bartlett & Nielsen – Butterfly Bed 275 Couples Poses Continue reading »

May 142011
 
KittyCatS RFL In SL

Seasons of hope

Relay For Life® of Second Life® is thrilled to announce that KittyCatS! has created a special RFL of SL ‘Seasons of Hope’ breedable KittyCatS! collection to benefit the American Cancer Society.

Looking adorable and cute, the special ‘Seasons of Hope’ themed kitties were presented at the Home Expo on Saturday May 14. They will be on sale right through to Relay weekend in July.

Callie Cline and Equinox Pinion of KittyCatS presented the new kitties on the Home Expo’s Main Stage at 12:30pm SLT on Saturday May 14, followed by a live music concert with Mankind Tracer.

This marks the first time that RFL of SL has joined in a partnership of this type and the RFL of SL committee looks forward to the KittyCatS’ presence at Relay team events, at the Home Expo, and at Relay weekend, right alongside the Linden Bears.

‘We’re really honored to have been asked to partner with RFL and to be a sponsor at the Home Expo’ says Callie Cline. ‘It’s very exciting for the pet and breedables community as a whole, as well.

‘Creating these cats was a really touching experience for me as I have had a lot of people in my life die from cancer and in making these cats I thought of them and how they had impacted my life. So in each of these cats is a bit of some pretty amazing people who truly were with me during many seasons of my life and given me a lot of hope.’

‘People love animals and they bring so much joy into the world. We hope our contribution will provide meaning and help RFL of SL with its goals’ says Equinox Pinion.

Home Expo coordinator, Nikki Mathieson said: ‘It’s exciting when talented, creative people come together to put their very best work out there for others to enjoy, while benefiting such an

KittyCatS Dispener
KittyCatS Seasons of Hope Dispenser

important cause.

‘KittyCatS! have grown quickly in popularity since their launch in February. I’m confident that the RFL of SL KittyCat will bring a diverse and new group of visitors to the Expo and help us to expand its reach to a larger variety of Second Lifers.’

Relay For Life of Second Life Event Chair MamaP Beerbaum added: ‘I cannot wait to get mine! Thank you so much Callie, Equinox and Dennis for partnering with us. I am so grateful to you for supporting our efforts in SL with such enthusiasm and generosity!’

This year marks the fourth anniversary of the Home Garden & Patio Expo benefiting Relay For Life of Second Life. The 2011 Expo opened on Friday, May 13 at noon and will remain open 24 hours each day until it closes on May 22 at 10pm SLT . This year’s Expo spans TEN Second Life sims, with over 100 exhibits, more entertainment and more ways to benefit Relay For Life, too!

For more information about KittyCatS! visit KittyCatS.biz

To find out all about this year’s Home & Garden Expo, visit http://slhomegardenpatioexpo.wordpress.com/

May 122011
 

Welcome to the 2011 Home, Garden and Patio Expo!! 2011′s Expo, will open on Friday, May 13th at NOON, and remain open 24 hours each day until it closes on May 22nd at 10pm SLT

As always we have the best of the best in SL home designs!! From Landscaping to Furniture to Homes and everything in between, we have anything you would ever need to set up your dream home in SL!! Over 100 of the best stores in SL have gotten together to help support a very worthy cause, Relay for Life! Each one of these wonderful people are donating some amazing items – first seen here at the Expo – to help fight for a cure for Cancer! Below you will see the incredible items they have chosen to sell with 100% of the proceeds going to RFL (most at prices that are beyond belief!!).  Come on down to the expo, the items listed below are a very small sample of the stunning items you will see.

Come take a look at the magnificent designs, see what the best of the best have chosen to display. Walk through fantasy living exhibits, to modern life, to futuristic, your mind is your only limit, designs!!

Take some time to browse, and see how you could make your Second Life anything your mind desires!! Continue reading »

May 112011
 
UrbanizeD Main Store

UrbanizeD Sponsor Spotlight

This is UrbanizeD’s second year at the SL Home & Garden Expo. Creator, Pitsch Parx, is grateful to have the chance to be part of this great initiative.

This expo is THE best platform any designer could want for his work and coupled with the great cause it supports, it is BI winning!

UrbanizeD was created on Valentines Day 2009, on the Deizha estate. A spur of the moment decision of Pitschs’ to take his RL, creative background and unleash it on SL. What started out as rental homes, quickly changed into landscaping and designing furniture. To bring the rentals up to the standard Pitsch had in mind he has had to continually keep learning to create that what SL had not previously offered. This evolution continues still, to this day. Every collection shows progress on all sides of the process – textures, animations, and shapes. Raising the bar is part of what UrbanizeD exceeds at. Twice a year an all new collection is used to display the creativity they want to share with the people of SL. Continue reading »

May 032011
 

Relay For Life (ACS) Logo

 

The SL grid is turning purple!

From May 7 to May 13 the Second Life grid will be turning purple!

Thousands of Second Life residents will be painting their stores and houses purple, wearing purple clothes, purple hair, even purple skin, in order to show their support for the Relay For Life of Second Life and to spread a purple Message of Hope.

Relay For Life® is the signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society. Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL) is an annual activity that takes place in Second Life® in July each year. Volunteers form or join teams to have fun while fundraising and raising awareness from mid-March through mid-July. In July teams build campsites and walk a track, just like in a real world Relay. Continue reading »

May 012011
 

Home & Garden Expo 2011
In support of Relay For Life

There are some very exciting events about to take place, so be ready to get excited!

This year marks the 4th anniversary of the Home & Garden Expo benefiting Relay For Life of Second Life. 2011′s Expo, will open on Friday, May 13th at NOON, and will remain open 24 hours each day until it closes on May 22nd at 10pm SLT . This year’s extravaganza will span TEN Second Life sims, with over 100 exhibits, more Entertainment and more ways to benefit Relay For Life, too!

The expo will cover all areas of home and land decor in SL. It gathers together many of SL’s greatest architects, furniture makers, gardeners and landscapers, some well-known and some not so well-known, in a grand display to Second Life shoppers and visitors.

There will be ten days of musical entertainment, including both DJ’s and Live Musicians at the Stage Area of the Expo. Builder’s Brewery will host this year’s Expo Classroom with lots of fun classes and a competition or two.

Each Exhibitor will be selling two items which make their debut at the Expo and those sales will go to benefit Relay For Life, along with all proceeds from this year’s, always popular Scavenger Hunt, Auction and Raffle.

To see a full itinerary of the scheduled events, the WONDERFUL sponsors, and the Exhibitors of home, garden, interior, exterior, or whatever you could possibly wish for, please visit SL Home & Garden Expo.

If you are a Second Life Home and/or Garden Blogger, Magazine, Newspaper, Radio, or TV Show, we want YOU at the Home & Garden Expo! You are invited to join us at our early sneak peek. Please register at PRESS.  An invitation will be sent to you by May 12th.  The sneak peek will take place on May 13th at 10 am SLT. All Accepted press participants will be invited to submit their logo for display in the advertising directory located at the Expo Press Booth on our website.

Please visit the website regularly as we are doing SPONSOR SPOTLIGHTS and have a full list of EVERYTHING possible that will be going on. This year is already proving to be bigger and better than ever before.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule Expo Interviews, please contact…

Jezebel Bailey
Shamelesstrouble Bing

May 012011
 
Pre Fabulous Store Front

Pre Fabulous Store Front

*Pre Fabulous*

Pre Fabulous began in 2006 when Fornicola Butuzova and Amo Lambeau began creating buildings they sold, to earn spending money to support their shopping and partying habits in Second Life. Sale by sale their business grew until 2009 when they both decided that it was time to go full time and create homes, stores, and other buildings in Second Life for a living.

Pre Fabulous does not follow the “Features and Fashion” way of thinking about building in SL, they rather take a more narrative approach to serving the needs of Second Life residents. Their belief is that people come to Second Life to realize fantasies or express some other ideal of themselves. If they want to fall in love in a tropical paradise, be the toast of the Manhattan skyline, or the Lord of a mighty kingdom, whatever their dream maybe they need help.

Rather than chase trends, Forni and Amo, focused on helping Second Life players tell their story. They created buildings that have a reason for existing, buildings that convey an emotional connection to the story their customers want to tell. One of their core beliefs is “A house is made of bricks… A home is made of cracks”. It is the cracks that tell the story of a house that say something about why it is there, who lived there, of the experiences that were shared, between its walls. Continue reading »